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  • 1. Largo Tibet Elementary School
    Media Center Facility Plan
    FRIT 7132
    Sonya L. Bigbie
    March 28, 2011

2. LARGO Tibet elementary School
MissionTo ignite a passion for learning and teaching at high levels.
VisionFrom school to the world: All students prepared for productive futures.
3. LTES Media Center Profile
Serves approximately 730 students
Serves 65+ faculty and staff members
One full-time Media Specialist
One full-time Media Clerk
4. Media Center Location
Located on the Main Hall
Easily accessible to all students
5. View from Main Hall
6. Current Facility Floor Plan
This Media Center was built in 1969.It is basically one large room with bookshelves lining the walls. It looks very generic.
7. Media Specialist Area
Currently in the middle of the Media Center
Unable to see the entire Media Center if it was in one of the office areas
8. Circulation Desk
Check In Desk and Book Drop
Check Out Desk
9. Computer Area
Used for searching form particular materials and also for AR tests.
10. Work Room
Houses the laminator, extra computer pieces and video cameras.
11. Media Broadcast Area
Currently we are broadcasting our Morning News program live through Video Furnace and also across the internal distribution system.Because we do not have a room we are in the middle of the media center .
12. Facility Use
Check In/Check Out books
Class Story time
Live Broadcast of Morning News Show
Accelerated Reader Testing
Search for items located within the Media Center
Streaming/Internal Distribution Equipment
Faculty Meetings
Training Meetings
Parent Center
Technology Equipment video cameras, digital cameras and COW(Computers on Wheels)
Special Events
13. Reading Incentives
Accelerated Reader the students are listed on the Wall of Fame as they earn different points through AR. Students are awarded certificates at the end of the year during Honors Day.
14. Reading Incentives
Reader of the Week (ROW) one student each week is chosen by their classroom teacher as the spotlight student Reader of the Week at Largo.Their picture is taken and place on bulletin board in Media Center.They are also highlighted on scrolling announcements for one week. The pictures then move to the main hallway for the remainder of the year.
15. Reading Incentives
Heart Book Challenge students are encouraged to read books that are chapter books are a little challenge for them.If they read the book and make at least an 80% or higher, they are given a reward from the Media Specialist.
Book Fair the monies raised are used to purchase books and additional equipment.The Book Fair is held in the Fall and there is a Parent Night where families can come and purchase items.
16. Special Programs
Special Visitors - we were recently privileged to have a Blind Lady come read to us with a Braille Book.We also have authors visit when ever we can.
Book Clubs each year we have several Book Clubs going throughout the year
17. Survey Findings
Media Center is mostly used on an as needed basis which allows freedom for teachers and students.
Whole classes visit the MC during Orientation and when completing research for a project
84% of the staff felt confident and comfortable in the MC
18. Survey Comments
Media Specialist is organized, friendly and helpful.
Everyone who works in Media Center is friendly and helpful.
There is a large collection of books and research materials.
Media Center closes too early.
There is only one room.
Takes too long at the beginning of the year to check out and have to return all books too early before the end of the year.
19. Survey Comments
Would like to see:
More reading nooks
More instruction by Media Specialist on how to research, using resources and using technology
More individual areas
More book clubs at all levels
More computers
20. Facility Changes
Section off the Childrens Section for the younger children.
Set up a designated Reading Area with a Reading Rug and also beanbags or large floor pillows.
Update circulation desk area.
Use brighter colors to brighten up the overall area.
21. New Facility Layout
22. Media Center Improvements
L-shaped Information Desk, 29"H
42''H Double Face Shelving Adder,
ld16-5-42a by W.C. Heller$413.99
Paragon Infinity Circulation Desk Hanging CPU Holder about $4,000
42''H Double Face Shelving Starter, ld16-5-42 by W.C. Heller$511.99
23. Media Center Improvements
$219.99 from KidCarpet.com
Cozy Lounger 38"
Rainbow Print
24. District Media Center Policy
School Media Center Program:
School library media center programs will operate under the established national, regional, state and local standards.
Media centers will operate according to flexible schedules in accordance with State rule160-4-4-01. Classes will not be assigned to media specialists or media centers in order to provide planning/free periods for teachers or for the purpose of regular class instruction.
Media specialists and teachers will plan collaboratively to ensure the use of media center resources and services that support the curriculum.
Media specialist will conduct a formal media center inventory annually.
The entire school community will be accountable for the use of library media materials and equipment.
Media committees will be established and utilized at the system level and at each school.
25. District Media Center Policy
The SCCPSS BOE and its employees will maintain the highest ethical standards possible in the use of copyrighted materials for educational purposes.
The SCCPSS BOE and its employees shall adhere to the Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code.
26. Media Center Policy-Site level
Circulation and Policies:
Pre K students will not check out books
K students will not check out books until their teachers request that they do so(usually after Christmas)
1st 5th grade students are allowed to check out two books at the time.
Books are due two weeks after checking out
Students are not charged for overdue books
Students will be charged for lost or damaged books
27. Resources:
Survey Monkey
SCCPSS Board Policy Manual
SCCPSS District Media Specialists Handbook